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1 Info session South Initiatives and Congoprojects (TEAM and SI) Introduction Brussels, 25 June 2014

2 Country strategies and the role of TEAM and South Initiatives projects

3 We support partnerships between universities and university colleges in Flanders and the South looking for innovative responses to global and local challenges

4 Country Strategy Approach Paris and Accra Declaration Political Agreement VLIR-UOS and ARES- CCD (former CIUF-CUD) with Belgian government of 22 April 2010 Geographical concentration ~ 20 countries Country strategies

5 20 partner countries

6 Country strategy Clear framework – country strategy paper as context Increase of societal impact through coherence with development priorities High level policy dialogue with the country concerned Donor coordination Link with regional initiatives/ spin-offs

7 2012: DR Congo, Cuba, Ecuador, Uganda, Tanzania and Vietnam 2013: Ethiopia, South Africa 2014: Suriname, Burundi, Kenya, Peru : India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Morocco, Mozambique Strategy identifications

8 From strategy to country programme VLIR-UOS or policy initiated Strategy SelectionProgramme Competitive calls

9 INTERVENTION TYPE LEVEL NATIONAL (NETWORK, PLATFORM and other national-level projects) COUNTRY IUC INSTITUTION TEAM & SOUTH INITIATIVES DEPARTMENT/ FACULTY SCHOLARSINDIVIDUAL Mix of interventions

10 2014 Projects 10 DurationBudget TEAM DRCMax. 4 yearsMax EUR South Initiative (Cuba, DRC, Ecuador, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, South Africa and Ethiopia) Max. 2 yearsMax EUR

11 TEAM and South Initiatives: general characteristics ‘TEAM to TEAM’ cooperation Integrated academic cooperation (research, education and extension) Based on a specific development problem Focused on local capacity building at sub- institutional level Aligned on the institutional priorities Responding to a question from the South Fit within the country strategy

12 Difference between South Initiatives and TEAM South Initiative (SI): focuses more on exploration, pilot initiatives, starting academic cooperation TEAM: deepening of the ‘TEAM to TEAM’ cooperation and possible widening of the addressed issues Often a TEAM project builds on a former South Initiative, or a SI deals with the extension of results of former TEAM projects SI can be more ‘trials’ as compared to a TEAM SI is mx. 2 years whereas a TEAM max. 5 years

13 Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoter Partner institution Project TitleDuration A. LangerKU LeuvenP. KadunduUCBÉducation et Consolidation de la Paix en RD Congo: Le rôle de l'éducation et son impact sur la construction d'une paix durable dans l'Est du Congo J.P. Van Geertruyden UAntwerpP. LultumbaUNIKINAppui scientifique pour la réalisation du projet interdisciplinaire/interuniversitaire en santé maternelle à Unikin et à Unilu B. De FraineKU LeuvenG. MokonziUNIKISContribution à l’amélioration de l’efficacité des écoles primaires et secondaires de la Province Orientale en République Démocratique du Congo TEAM in DR Congo

14 South Initiatives in Africa (1) Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoter Partner institution Project TitleDuration W. Mullens UHasseltD. Ngoy NkuluUNILU Etude épidémiologique de l’insuffisance cardiaque à Lubumbashi : facteurs de risque, prise en charge, pronostic J. Snoecks KU Leuven A. Chocha Manda UNILU Renforcement des capacités locales pour une meilleure évaluation biologique des impacts miniers au Katanga (RD Congo) sur les poissons et leurs milieux aquatiques G. Baert UGent R. Koy Kasongo UNIKIN Evaluation du potentiel agro-fertilisant des ressources locales naturelles (agro-minéraux) pour augmenter la productivité et la production agricole en RD Congo (région du Bas Congo - Kinshasa) R. Blust UAA. MusibonoUNIKIN La pollution par des métaux et des polluants organiques persistants au Pool Malebo, Kinshasa, RD Congo: Etude de base et évaluation des risques pour l’environnement et la santé publique résultant d’une exposition aux polluants par la consommation de poissons contaminés DR Congo

15 South Initiatives in Africa (2) Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoter Partner institution Project TitleDuration Mark Breusers KU Leuven Alemayehu Tadesse Mekelle University Social Organization and Potential for Development of Smallholder Dairy Farming in Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia Ria Bruijn Thomas More Loko AbrahamMekelle University Professionalization in the Diabetes Care Area (PDCA2) Wim Decock KU Leuven Gebreyesus Abegaz Yimer Mekelle University Taking Local Customs Seriously: The Governance of Credit and Finance in the Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia Luc Duchateau UGentReta Duguma College of Veterinary Medicine & Agriculture, AAU Novel tsetse fly monitoring tools and control interventions for bovine trypanosomosis in the Ethiopian tsetse fly belt Herwig Leirs UAntwerpen Zewdneh Tomass Tonjo Wolaita Sodo University (WSU) Domestic, peridomestic and wild rodent Population Ecology, their Public Health and Pest Importance in Wolita and Dawro zones, Southern Ethiopia Jan Nyssen UGent Habenom Haileselasie Ambo University Rapid land use and cover changes and the hydrogeomorphic impact in rural western Shoa (Oromya Region), as driven by the proximity of Addis Ababa city (Ethiopia) Ethiopia

16 South Initiatives in Africa (3) Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoter Partner institution Project TitleDuration Nathalie Brion Vrije Universiteit Brussel Joel Mihale Matobola Open University of Tanzania Tracing the status and impacts of terrestrial contamination in the coastal environments of Tanzania Rob Cuvers UHasselt Livin Henry MOSHA Ardhi University (ARU) Co-creating strategic eco-tourism projects to promote sustainable waterfront development in dar es salaam and kigoma Emmanuel Gerard KU Leuven Robert Mhamba IDS - University of Dar-Es-Salaam Improving the governance of Technology transfer from south-south cooperation for private sector development in Tanzania Nico Koedam Vrije Universiteit Brussel Mohammed Ali Sheikh State University of Zanzibar INternational inTEnsive Southern training proGRAmme and network DEvelopment for marine and lacustrine scientists (InteGRADE) Patrick Van Damme UGent Riziki Silas Shemdoe Ardhi University Developing Effective Strategies to Engage Private Sector and Civil Society in Reduced Emission from Forest Degradation and Deforestation interventions after Pilot Projects Phase in Tanzania Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden UAntwerpen Deusdedith Ishengoma National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Joining efforts to detect and control Plasmodium falciparum Resistance in East and Central Africa Tanzania

17 Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoterPartner institutionProject TitleDuration Tom De Herdt UAntwerpenPamela Mbabazi Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) In Quest for Effective Service Delivery: Decentralization, District Balkaniza-tion and Local Governance Challenges for the Next Decade and in Uganda 2014 – 2016 Ilse Derluyn UGent Jasper Ogwal Okeng Lira University College – constituent college of Gulu University The development and implementation of a Bachelor of Community Counselling and Psychotherapy 2014 – 2016 Filip Reyntjens UAntwerpenMr. Tom Ogwang Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) Finding Durable Solutions for Old Refugee Case-loads in Nakivale Settlement – Mbarara District, Uganda 2014 – 2016 Uganda Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoter Partner institutionProject TitleDuration Geert Baert UGent Van Averbeke, Wim Tshwane University of Technology Improving home garden soil fertility management to enhance nutritional security among rural homesteads in Vhembe (Limpopo, South Africa) 2014 – 2016 Luc Pieters UAntwerpen Esameldin E Elgorashi Agricultural Research Council Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute Protective effects of South African plants on mycotoxin-induced mutagenicity and toxicity 2014 – 2016 South Initiatives in Africa (4) South Africa

18 Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoterPartner institutionProject TitleDuration Peter Bossier UGentAmilcar Arenal Universidad de Camagüey Improving sustainably shrimp larviculture in Cuba 2014 – 2016 Dirk Roose KU Leuven Rafael Trujillo- Rasúa University of Informatics Sciences High Performance Computing Software for Bioinformatics Applications 2014 – 2016 Roeland Samson UAntwerpen Raúl Carlos López Sánchez Granma University Ecophysiological characterization of Coccoloba uvifera L.: the case of a salt and drought stress tolerant plant species for sand dune reclamation in Cuba 2014 – 2016 Sabastian Verhelst UGent Ramon Piloto Rodriguez Instituto Superior Politécnico Emulsified systems for biofuels. Assessment of their performance in diesel engines 2014 – 2016 Cuba Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoterPartner institutionProject TitleDuration Christine Van der heydenHoGent Miguel Angel Gualoto Oñate Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN) Pilot study on DNA-based biomonitoring in the Amazon River basin 2014 – 2016 Lies Verdonck KHLeuven Maria Cristina Ramos Ramos Universidad De Guayaquil ‘Healthy food, healthy life’ 2014 – 2016 South Initiatives in Latin America Ecuador

19 Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoter Partner institutionProject TitleDuration Guido De Roeck KU LeuvenBui T. Thanh The University of Transport and Communications (UTC) Structural Health Monitoring Program to improve the management of natural resources in Vietnam 2014 – 2016 Anselme Derese UGent Nguyen Van Hung Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy Strengthening family medicine training with focus on physician/patient communication in North-East Coastal region of Vietnam 2014 – 2016 Frank Devlieghere UGentDao Thien HoChiMinh city University of Food Industry (HUFI) Enhancing food safety and security in Vietnam: Control of the spoilage and mycotoxin contamination of agro- products by moulds 2014 – 2016 Joeri Gerrits EhB Vu Thanh Vinh Thai Nguyen University of Information Technology and Communication Applying Wireless Sensor Networks in agriculture: a hydroponic greenhouse as student lab and research environment for improving the quality of vegetable cultivation in the north of Vietnam 2014 – 2016 Koenraad Muylaert KU LeuvenTruong Vinh Nong Lam University (NLU) Ho Chi Minh city Algal biomass production for bioproducts through treatment of wastewater of rubber processing plants in Vietnam 2014 – 2016 Vietnam (1) South Initiatives in Asia

20 Flemish promoter Flemish university Local promoter Partner institutionProject TitleDuration Bart Nicolai KU LeuvenTran Thi Dinh Hanoi University of Agriculture Strengthening Vietnamese postharvest capital 2014 – 2016 Katleen Raes UGent Thien Trung Le Nong Lam University – Ho Chi Minh City (NLU) Strengthening research capacity in the field of valorization of fruit and their by-products 2014 – 2016 Pierre Van Damme UAntwerpen Pham Thi Tam Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy Assessment of the Neonatal hepatitis B vaccination Coverage & Attitude in the Mekong delta (acronym: ANBeCAM) 2014 – 2016 Guy Van den Mooter KU Leuven Pham Thi Minh Hue Department of Pharmaceutics, Hanoi University of Pharmacy Development and application of dry coating technology to prepare tablets containing berberin for colon targeting 2014 – 2016 Bart Van der Bruggen KU Leuven Pham Thi Thuy Faculty of Environmental Science, Hanoi University of Science Evaluation of low-cost cellulosic materials from agricultural by- products for removal of heavy metals from polluted water sources 2014 – 2016 Luc Van Meervelt KU Leuven Nguyen Bich Ngan Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE) A joint structural research on platinum(II) complexes for antitumor activity and elaboration of the framework for training in crystallography 2014 – 2016 Vietnam (2) South Initiatives in Asia

21 Contact persons: DR Congo: Kathleen Wuytack Cuba, Ecuador: Peter De Lannoy Tanzania, Ethiopia: Wannes Verbeeck Uganda: Herman Diels South Africa and Vietnam: Christophe Goossens Transversal financial support and coordination: Peter Verbeeck (financial coordinator) and Bart Van den Bossche (financial programme officer SI and RD Congo) Organisation according to country programmes

22 Peter De Lannoy Coordinator South


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